Stuart McCall: Rangers have to throw everything at Motherwell

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Stuart McCall is ready to throw everything at Motherwell, with his team needing at least two goals on Sunday.

In the wake of his team's 3-1 defeat in midweek, Stuart McCall told the Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers will throw everything at Motherwell on Sunday.

Whatever plans McCall had going into the game won’t have included conceding three goals and having a mountain to climb at Fir Park this weekend.

A number of the Rangers players failed to perform against a side who had a terrible away record and an even worse record at Ibrox, but Motherwell showed more grit on the night and came away deserved winners.

McCall is thankful his side have the chance to put things right on Sunday and plans to attack from the off against the Steelmen, but he will need to be wary of the pacey threat on both flanks that caused them so many problems on Thursday evening.

Ian Baraclough’s side worked the counter-attack perfectly and now McCall heads to his old stomping ground knowing that he needs a new plan if the Gers are to be promoted.

"What we have to do on Sunday is have a real go. We know we are out at this stage," he said.

"If this was a cup final we would not have another chance, so at least we do have a second chance.

"We have to go now and throw everything we can at Motherwell. It will be interesting if we can get that first goal. Then we will need to go and get another.

"I am low, the players are low. I am really disappointed because that's the worst we have played since I came here."

McCall may decide to start Kris Boyd and Shane Ferguson, who both came on as substitutes in the play-off final first-leg, as he looks to attack and get the crucial first goal in the game.

Away goals aren’t used in the Scottish play-off system so the Gers only need two goals in order to take the game into extra-time, but scoring early would be the best remedy for Rangers’ woes and give them the best chance of getting back into the tie.

Motherwell were a side void of confidence going into the game but left Ibrox buoyed by their brilliant performance, with Rangers left to dust themselves down and re-focus ahead of Sunday’s encounter.

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